Sunday, March 29, 2009

Overnight with the Young Women

Friday I got to go up to the Sherwood Hills Resort with the young women in my ward. The Young Womens President owns it, and it was closed down for the winter. Which means we pretty much had the hotel completely to ourselves. A whole hotel to yourself, how much better could life get? Anyway, it was a lot of fun. The resort is in a canyon, somewhere around Brigham City.

We got there, unloaded our stuff, and got a tour of the hotel. Michelle showed us the cool suites and stuff. The spa, and the pool. When that was all said and done, we got to make pizzas. It was a lot of fun. I was surprised how easy it was to satisfy 16 people while making the pizzas. After dinner most of the girls went swimming. I didn’t bring my swimming suit, but I went down and watched.

After the girls got out of the hot tub we all went and watched parts of a John Bytheway DVD. It was pretty good, I really like John Bytheway, he is a good speaker. After that me and Kelci went to our room and she wanted to go to bed. I wasn’t very tired and so I stayed up to study for a while. My mom came in to go to bed around 2:00, so I decided it might be a good idea for me to get some sleep too… wow, I forgot that my mom snores. I didn’t realize that she was almost as bad as my dad was. I kept thinking “I will give her five more minutes” She wouldn’t stop snoring, so I would start getting out of bed so I could tap her and tell her to roll over or something. But of course the second I sat up she would stop snoring. I would lay back down and she would start up again. I ended up out in the hall doing some more Chemistry.

The next day we got a full on breakfast, eggs, french toast, hash browns, sausage, bacon, cinnamon rolls, juice… the works. The girls went sledding in the 4 ft of snow. My mom ended up hurting her knee pretty bad. I stayed in my hotel room and studied…I was very productive, probably because there wasn’t anyone or anything to distract me. The girls came back, we ate a late lunch while watching Twilight. We all got ready and then we headed to SLC. We got to the Conference Center, and our seats were way up on the balcony. It was a pretty good, I actually think that I enjoy the Relief Society’s better. We met up with Amy and Ellie afterwards for a couple minutes.  Then we joined our ward at Sweet Tomato for dinner.

I am so glad to be home… sleeping in my own bed without the sound of snoring…

Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Day…

I almost cried today at work… not tears of sadness, but tears of joy. I have been struggling quite a bit at work with my supervisor. It isn’t that I don’t like her, she is hilarious. I just  think that she likes to be in control of ALL situations. Even situations that she isn’t involved in. I will be on the phone and she will ask me to take a call. I kill myself at work because I am CONSTANTLY busy. She also will tell me to take a phone call right after I hang up with someone… I usually say one sec let me put in a note… then she says but it is in overflow (the call has waited 1 minute) really, my note will take me 15 seconds. Then when I do what she tells me and skip making the notes on the account I get in trouble, there is no way to win.

These are my favorite responses that she gives me:

“Just because I don’t look busy doesn’t mean that I’m not” ummm…. okay?

“Absolutely not” This is her response when another department has asked for my help with something. I never ask if I can help another department unless calls are slow… but I guess I should just sit and do nothing… so much more productive.

When I have someone demanding to talk to my supervisor, “Let me just put notes on this account” She isn’t very fast at typing and half of the time I can’t understand her notes anyway. I tell her that all the time, but does it matter when I am leaving notes… nope, only when she is.

She is from India, and she has an accent and hasn’t quite mastered English grammatically. I really wouldn’t mind her if she wasn’t telling me what to do every second of the day.

This is when the crying comes in… We were in a team meeting and she had news to tell us. She is switching departments and in two weeks she will no longer be my supervisor. What? Seriously? I walked back onto the call floor and said… “Now I don’t have to quit… I was this close” I already started working on my resume. I started laughing… this was AWESOME! I looked at Joce and she was laughing too , which made me laugh harder… Soon tears were streaming down my face. Yes, this is how happy I am that my supervisor isn’t going to be my supervisor for long.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I have another friend going to Japan on his mission.

I was invited over to one of my friends house's because he got his mission call today. We all had to write our guess to where they were going to go. My guess was Japan... lucky me I was right. Here was my logic. Scott is going to Japan, and with my luck Michael will get called to the same place as Scott. This would make Scott insanely jealous... So he opened up his misssion call... it isn't the same mission as Scott, but the one south of it. I am super excited that he gets to go to Japan, and I am relieved that he and Scott weren't called to the same area. Congratulations Michael!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I bought a couch… it was delivered on Saturday. I love it! It is the perfect place for me to sprawl out and do homework, or blog, or sleep… Life can’t get much better than having a good couch to lounge around on.

It is sad when the most exciting thing about your life is your couch. Oh well.  :)

I finished another chapter in my Chemistry study… yay! only a million more to go. I really need to start getting on top of that.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Party at Brooke’s house!!

Okay, so about a month ago my aunt Brooke announced that she had found me a husband. Well, last night I met him for the first time. Brooke invited both of us over to make pizza. I walked in, got introduced to Derek (apparently he is my future husband… first impression, he was cuter than I thought he would be. Brooke’s description was he’s normal, he isn’t hideous or anything) and then I was called in to help with the food preparation (which I wasn’t very helpful. I took some cups off of the fridge, and put the bowl of dough on the table). We started making our pizza, sprinkles and all. Brooke’s neighbors Amanda and Darrel came over with their kids to make some pizza.

While our pizzas were cooking we, meaning the adults, went in the other room to play Quiddler (right, Brooke?) I learned that Derek shouldn’t deal when we play cards… he dealt almost every hand… and I never had anything worth playing. Darrel even told his son (maybe 8 or 9 years old) that he should come over and help me. Thanks for your support.

We played another game where we had to have our partner guess two words by verbal clues, acting, or drawing. I don’t mean to brag, but I think that me and Derek did quite well at this. I don’t know what the end score was but we definitely beat Brooke and Andy. The third game that we all played was interesting… I don’t know how to tell who won. But I did learn that I am skilled at drawing pictures on my head.

Amanda and Darrel left, it was getting late and they had to get there kids in bed. Lucy and Abby were put to bed (not that Lucy actually went to sleep). We talked for a couple of hours and then Derek left.

My thoughts on the night? It would be worth a second date. He’s a little bit older than I am, which isn’t really a problem for me… and whatever happens happens.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Scott's Farwell is Tommorrow

I just want to let anyone know who might be interested in going. It is tomorrow morning at 9:00. If you want to come, I am sure that Scott would love it. He doesn't leave for another month, but I am sure that he would appreciate it if you came (if you know him). Call or Text me if you would like directions to his church.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Catching up

I just barely wrote  a huge post… then this stupid program decided to close… it doesn’t make me very happy. Here is the gist of what it said.

I really need to start buckling down. I want to eventually go to medical school, but at the rate I am going that isn’t going to be an option. I don’t have terrible grades, but they aren’t good enough to get into a good medical school. I need to start doing everything that I hate doing, like homework and studying.

I took this semester off, and extended some of my deadlines from classes I took last semester. So, I have been working, and doing a little of homework here and there. But I have developed some really bad habits, such as staying up late, being lazy… I haven’t really had to do much other than work, laundry, and sleep since January. I need to take two Chemistry tests before the end of May, and if I want to do well I am going to need to start studying soon. I know that may is a long way away, but I really don’t want to have to cram for my final.  This means that I am going to have to start going to bed earlier so I can get up earlier. If I am going to bed earlier than I will have to cut back on the amount of time I will be hanging out with people.

I am taking classes spring term at BYU, so that will be in a month and a half. I am so excited to get back to class. I enjoy going to my classes, and I like being on Campus, it is a fun school to go to. I don’t look forward to the homework though. It seems like I can never get it done when I am at home. There is always something going on when I am trying to be productive. My mom and my little sister can be really distracting sometimes. I think that I will make it a goal to spend more time this semester at the library studying. More time at the library = better grades… at least I am hoping the two go hand in hand.

More news… Allison is engaged. I think that some of you know who she is, she was my roommate from last year (…unofficially). She will be getting married in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple towards the end of June. She is one of the last of my friends to get married. Every time a wedding comes up I can’t believe how old I am. Not that I am old…I just can’t believe I am old enough to have friends that are married… old enough that I could get married. SCARY!

I didn’t ever get to post about the Jazz game that me and Kelci went to last week. It was a lot of fun. My work gave me two tickets to the Jazz vs. the Rockets. We got fed dinner, and then to get to our seats we went all the way down to the floor level. The seats were amazing… 2nd row, which is more like the 5th row. They are probably the best seats that I will ever get to sit in. Here is what I learned.

1) Basketball players are HUGE!

2) Yoa Ming is Ugly, and awkward

3) Sports are so much better in person

4) When you sit that close to the court you really can smell the sweat

5) It was fun hanging out with Kelci at the game

6) President Uchtdorf likes the Jazz, and he had better seats than we did. (I zoomed in one of the pictures, which were taken on my phone and not very good quality. At the beginning of the game I leaned over and said that old guy over there looks like Uchtdorf… then at about half time I realized it really was him.)

That catches you up on the most recent events.